WORTHINGTON — Like many annual events, this year’s Soil Management Summit (SMS), formerly known as the Conservation Tillage Conference or CTC, has had to make the transition from in-person to online.

The Soil Management Summit (SMS), planned Dec. 15-16, emphasizes proven farmer experience and applied science.

Some of this year’s topics include tillage erosion, soil organic matter and water dynamics, and the conference staple — a panel of farmers sharing their own personal experiences with soil management. Kicking off the event is J. Gordon Arbuckle, a professor of sociology at Iowa State University whose research helps stakeholders maintain or enhance long-term agricultural productivity while also improving social and environmental outcomes of agriculture. His Dec. 15 keynote talk will explore the sociology of soil management.

For more information, visit z.umn.edu/SMS2020